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Radio-Canada: Percée importante à McGill

Un pas de plus vient d'être franchi vers la création d'un traitement personnalisé efficace contre le cancer, affirme une équipe de l'Université McGill à Montréal. Des chercheurs du Département de biochimie [Les Prs Nahum Sonenberg et Bhushan Nagar et l'étudiant Filipp Frank] ont découvert qu'une certaine partie d'une protéine peut contrôler l'expression normale des gènes...

Published: 28 May 2010

SIFY: Key to individualized cancer therapy via gene silencing found

In breakthrough research, scientists at the McGill University, Department of Biochemistry have discovered that a small segment of a protein that interacts with RNA can control the normal expression of genes - including those that are active in cancer...

Published: 27 May 2010

Globe and Mail: Experts argue: let gay men donate blood

It is time to drop a discriminatory policy that bars gay men from donating blood in Canada, several leading HIV-AIDS researchers said in an article published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. "We're not asking for all gay men to be able to give blood. If someone's a gay man and promiscuous, we say ‘Exclude them.’ We're trying to be balanced and moderate here..."

Published: 26 May 2010

National Post: Canada needs entrepreneurs

In the third of FP Executive's five-part series on competing to win in the global economy, William Polushin looks at the need for entrepreneurs, not managers. Polushin is the founding director of the Program for International Competitiveness at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University.

Published: 25 May 2010

Toronto Star: Happy employees, healthy bottom line

The days of company heads firing scads of entry-level employees to save a few dimes at the end of the day are over. Or at least they should be if companies with large workforces want to attain maximum profitability, says McGill University’s Jody Heymann...

Published: 25 May 2010

CTV: Weekend camp draws Aboriginal teens to McGill

Nearly three-dozen Aboriginal teens from across the country are spending their long weekend at McGill University to take part in the Eagle Spirit High Performance Camp, a program designed to facilitate access to sports through education. The First Peoples' House, the university's Aboriginal student group, is hosting the event -- which is in its fourth year...

Published: 25 May 2010

The Atlantic: The reason women leave science: too many men?

Larry Summers once famously and controversially speculated that women might be underrepresented in science and engineering because of a lack of natural aptitude. But a new paper by Jennifer Hunt, an economics professor at McGill University, suggests otherwise, looking at the high exit rates for women...

Published: 24 May 2010

NY Times: Finding profit from investing in workers

Giving pay incentives to low-level workers and investing in their health and well-being can increase companies’ productivity and profits. Moreover, listening to the suggestions of low-level workers can go far to save companies money...

Published: 21 May 2010

The Gazette: Climate change doesn't have to cause more malaria

Fears climate change might lead to deadly malaria outbreaks and an expansion of the global range of the mosquito-borne disease are overblown, according to a new study released yesterday...

Published: 20 May 2010

Canoe: Le nouveau Stade McGill sera prêt bientôt

La construction du Stade McGill, domicile des Alouettes de Montréal, est actuellement dans sa phase finale en prévision de la prochaine saison des champions de la Coupe Grey. Environ 5000 nouvelles places seront ajoutées. Par le biais d’un communiqué de presse, l’équipe a indiqué que des billets de saison sont toujours disponibles...

Published: 20 May 2010

Reuters: Nut allergies may be on the rise in children

Schools may have a good reason for banning nuts from the classroom and canteen with a U.S. study finding the number of children allergic to peanuts and tree-nuts may be rising. Researchers from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York found that between one and two per cent of children in the United States may have allergies to peanuts or tree nuts, with rates seemingly tripling since 1997.

Published: 20 May 2010

The Gazette: Bielby takes home the hardware

Pointe Claire swimmer Steven Bielby recently won three major trophies at the Friends of McGill Swimming awards gala. The 20-year-old electrical engineering student was named team MVP in addition to receiving the Redmen performance-of-the-year award for his record-breaking swim in the 400 individual medley at the CIS championship meet...

Published: 20 May 2010

Le Devoir: Cancer: constat d'échec dans les soins palliatifs

Pour la moitié, la mort est plutôt venue à l'hôpital dans des lits dédiés aux soins généraux. «La fin de vie est vécue comme une surprise au Québec. Pourtant, on le sait, elle est inévitable pour une majorité de cancéreux.

Published: 20 May 2010

La Presse: La leçon britannique: David Cameron ne s'est pas emparé du pouvoir sans le soutien d'une majorité

Denis Saint-Martin, professeur de science politique et directeur du Centre d'excellence de l'Union européenne à l'Université de Montréal et l'Université McGill: "De la Grande-Bretagne nous est parvenue la semaine dernière une belle leçon de démocratie..."

Published: 20 May 2010

The Gazette: Thailand unravelling: Red Shirts' anger has its roots in deep-seated inequalities

(Op-ed by Erik Martinez Kuhonta, who teaches political science at McGill): "Despite some 18 coups in its contemporary history, Thailand has long been a bastion of stability in Southeast Asia... However, the current crisis that has parts of Bangkok looking like Beirut has the potential to unhinge Thailand from its stable moorings..."

Published: 19 May 2010